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Floods in Qatar as almost a year’s rain falls in one day

DOHA, Qatar -- Qatar was hit by widespread flash flooding on Saturday as the desert state received almost a year s worth of rainfall in one day. Roads became impassable, air traffic was disrupted and homes were flooded, while shops and universities closed. Qatar broadcaster Al Jazeera s senior meteorologist, Steff Gaulter, tweeted that one part of the capital Doha had experienced almost a year s worth of rain on Saturday. Abu Hamor (a suburb) now reporting 59.8mm. (Doha average annual rainfall is 77mm

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